SWINDON Town have announced the signing of midfielder Matt Palmer on an 18-month deal following his release from Rotherham United.

The former Millers man was on loan at Bradford City during the first half of the season and played 16 times for the Bantams in League Two, creating one goal.

Most recently, the 24-year-old featured in Gary Bowyer’s Bradford squad during a 2-1 defeat to Crawley Town on January 11.

Palmer was then recalled to the New York Stadium before having his contract terminated by mutual consent - the central midfielder now joins Richie Wellens’ men on a free transfer.

The Derby-born player started his professional career with Burton Albion in 2012 before making his debut a year later.

Palmer cemented his place in the Brewers’ first team and played 40 games as Burton lost out to Fleetwood in the League Two play-off final.

However, Town’s newest recruit tasted success the following season, playing 33 times during Albion’s title-winning campaign in 2014-15.

After tasting Championship football at the Pirelli Stadium for a little over a season, Palmer then sealed a move to Rotherham for a fee believed to be £360,000.

The 24-year-old was a part of the Millers squad that went on a 14-game unbeaten run – a sequence which ultimately ended in promotion to the Championship as Rotherham saw off Shrewsbury Town at Wembley.  Following a 10-game stint in the Championship, Palmer was loaned out to Bradford for an initial season-long loan at the start of the 2019-20 campaign, but was recalled following the Bantams’ clash with Crawley.

The Englishman will not be eligible to feature in Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash against Exeter City.